Exquisite is the word and Dennis Basso is the name. His Fall 2010 collection spoke volumes as luxuries furs, cut-away and asymmetrical fronts, large face-framing collars, slim pants, and body-grazing knit dresses and gowns lined the runway. Basso’s inspiration for this collection represented his idea of the strong, statuesque, elegant woman and the sculpture of the Venus de Milo. In attendance for the fur extraordinaire were Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Tally, Carol Alt, Alfre Woodard and Janice Combs.
This collection of statement furs and body conscious draped fabrics reflected the modern woman of today. Each look included a combination of fur, feathers, silk, hand beading and wool metallic fabrics. The color palate reflected the strength of women with deep aubergine, forest green, black, charcoal and touches of camel. Some of the fabrics and furs used were wool knits, fox and chinchilla like the evergreen chinchilla and fox coat paired with a khaki wool skirt and top. Sable, broad-tail, lace and silk charmeuse were also used like in the gunmetal Russian broad-tail and fox coat and the black Khaki silk charmeuse gown.
Some highlighted show stoppers were the smoky topaz ermine and natural barguzin sable coat and the black Russian broad-tail gown with embroidered lace. Each piece was more exquisite than the next as separates and gowns accentuated the shape of a women’s body. This collection was luxuriously exquisite giving the modern woman an elegant run for her money.